A Guinean court has filed charges against an army colonel for his alleged role in mass rapes and killings after security forces opened fire on protesters in 2009.
Mali beat Botswana 2-1 Wednesday to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals from Group D of the competition.
Guinea equaled the record for a winning margin in an Africa Cup of Nations match on Saturday with a 6-1 over 10-man Botswana in Franceville.
John Mensah proved the match-winner for Ghana as they beat Botswana 1-0 at the Africa Cup of Nations but his side had to fight hard for their victory after the defender was sent off.
Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Germany have already qualified for next summer's European Championship in Ukraine and Poland. Six more group winners will join them, plus the runner-up with the best record against the teams finishing first, third and fourth in the standings, with the eight other runners-up playing off for the four remaining slots. Here's a look at key upcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers:
One person was killed and two people were injured after gunmen attacked Guinean President Alpha Conde's residence, a government spokesman said Tuesday.
Despite admitted lies about her past and before the grand jury, the maid at the center of the sex assault case against French financier Dominique Strauss-Kahn is getting support from at least a dozen New York City community groups, activists and religious leaders.
Nigeria are facing a struggle to qualify for next year's Africa Cup of Nations after being held to a 2-2 draw by Ethiopia in Addis Ababa on Sunday.
She escaped her native Guinea under difficult circumstances and made a new life in New York with her 15-year-old daughter. She didn't have many employment options and was grateful for her job at the plush Sofitel hotel.
It's an amazing but largely forgotten tale from the waning days of World War II. A U.S. military plane on a sightseeing trip crashes in a remote rainforest in New Guinea, killing all but three of the 24 men and women on board.
The remains of a Massachusetts airman missing in action from World War II have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.
The resignation of President Hosni Mubarak was only the first step on what will be a long, difficult path toward genuine democratic governance -- one that will need the support of the international community.
Social media played a significant role in the Egyptian revolution and continues to be a major platform for Egyptians.
CNN's Jim Clancy interviews a senior adviser to incumbent Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo about the unrest there.
A political standoff has forced nearly 4,000 citizens of northwest Ivory Coast to flee to neighboring countries, prompting fears of regional insecurity, according to the United Nations.
Guinea's Supreme Court has ruled Alpha Conde the winner of a November 7 presidential runoff election, the court's president announced Friday in the country's capital city.
The loser and the winner of Guinea's disputed presidential runoff election have both filed court complaints alleging fraud, party officials told CNN on Saturday.
After three days of violence throughout the country that killed at least nine people, injured dozens more and pushed the ruling military junta to declare a national state of emergency, calm returned to Guinea on Thursday.
Authorities in the West African nation of Guinea have declared a state of emergency amid post-election violence that has killed at least nine people, the government said Wednesday on national radio.
Alpha Conde said Monday in a speech to supporters at his home that his victory in last week's presidential runoff will result in "a new era" for Guinea.
Guinean voters have been told to wait a few more days for the first freely elected president in the country's 52-year history, amid mounting allegations of fraud from both parties.
Guineans voted in a tense yet historic presidential poll on Sunday, what should be the nation's first free and fair presidential election in its 52-year history.
Both candidates in Guinea's presidential runoff election signed an agreement Friday aimed at keeping the peace ahead of Sunday's vote.
Violence and voter intimidation in Guinea's eastern region has forced the displacement of thousands of ethnic Peul who support presidential candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo, according to an official for the Red Cross in Guinea and local officials of Diallo's party.
Guinea's military junta leader and interim president, Gen. Sekouba Konate, has set the country's much-delayed presidential runoff election for November 7, in a decree read on national television Wednesday night.
Guinea's interim president, Gen. Sekouba Konate, on Wednesday set the date of the country's much-delayed presidential runoff election for November 7, a day after the nation's prime minister said voters would go to the polls on Sunday.
Guinea will go to the polls on Sunday, the nation's prime minister said in a special meeting Tuesday.
Both candidates contending in Guinea's much-delayed runoff presidential elections called for calm from their supporters and traded accusations over the weekend after the runoff was postponed for the fourth time.
Guinea once again has postponed the second round of voting in its presidential election, the new head of the West African country's National Independent Electoral Commission announced Friday.
Amid street clashes that left two dead Tuesday, Guinea has replaced the controversial electoral commission head and reaffirmed its commitment to Sunday's scheduled presidential runoff election.
The latest date for Guinea's much-delayed second round presidential election is again in doubt because of an internal dispute within the election organizing body, the favored candidate, Cellou Dalein Diallo told CNN on Friday in the nation's seaside capital, Conakry.
Guinea's police and supporters of favored presidential candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo fought in Conakry on Monday, according to eyewitnesses and a senior politician for Diallo's party.
With help from The Carter Center, Guinea worm disease is close to eradication around the world.
It's a disease that has plagued Africans for decades, now medical researchers believe they are on their way to eradicating it.
Guinea has decreed a new date, October 24, for its long-awaited presidential runoff election, despite a threat by one of the candidates to boycott the runoff if the recently appointed leader of the nation's election commission is not removed.
Miscommunication, technical issues and a big soccer game mean the proposed date for Guinea's runoff presidential election is no longer viable, the electoral commission said.
Guinea has proposed a new presidential runoff election date of October 10, a top electoral commission official told CNN Wednesday.
Guinea has postponed its presidential election for the second time, acting President General Sekouba Konate announced on state TV Wednesday evening.
Guinea's presidential runoff election -- scheduled for Sunday -- hangs in the balance of a major political meeting Wednesday after the death of the head of the national electoral commission and weekend violence that reportedly killed at least one person.
Guinea has temporarily suspended campaigning for its first-ever democratic presidential election after weekend violence reportedly left one person dead and dozens injured.
A special council of ministers in Guinea will meet with two presidential candidates Monday, a day after the government suspended all campaign activity for the country's first presidential election.
Certified presidential election results announced Friday in Guinea put conservative Cellou Dalein Diallo in first place out of a field of 24 contestants, followed by liberal Alpha Conde, an election observer told CNN.
Results of Guinea's election are scheduled to be announced Friday, elections observers said, as a tense nation waited following the first free ballot since the west African nation gained independence about five decades ago.
International observers Monday applauded the first free presidential election in Guinea in more than 50 years, saying it was democratic, inclusive and transparent.
Voters in Guinea cast ballots Sunday in the first free election since the west African nation gained independence in 1958.
It started as an itch on James Madol's right ankle and festered. Two days later, the boy cried when he saw a thin white worm emerge.
One endless June afternoon a decade ago, I drove along southern Iceland's Highway One, past the weak spot in the planetary crust whose rupture recently brought air traffic in Europe to an ashen standstill.
Oppressed by war and poverty for generations, the Sudanese have struggled with terrible hardships. But the people of this vast country have a narrow window of hope to achieve progress by ridding both their nation and the world of a horrible disease forever.
Since 1980, one disease has been erased from the face of the Earth: smallpox. Health officials believe Guinea worm disease will soon be next.
Moussa Dadis Camara, the military leader of the West African nation of Guinea, was shot and wounded in an attack on his presidential convoy, an official said.
Grammy-winning singer Angelique Kidjo joined human rights activists to demand courts martial for troops who publicly gang raped women in the streets of the West African country of Guinea last month.
Grammy Award-winning Beniniose singer Angelique Kidjo performs at the Culture Project U.N. Day Concert.
The International Criminal Court said Thursday that it will investigate the killing of nearly 160 protesters in Guinea -- allegedly by government troops.
The United Nations Security Council has condemned political violence in Guinea that reportedly killed nearly 160 people.
Amid international condemnation after security forces reportedly attacked demonstrators at a peaceful rally, reportedly killing nearly 160 people, the Guinean government said Tuesday most of the victims were crushed in the crowd.
Egypt kept their World Cup hopes alive as the only goal of the game by Ahmed Hassan gave them a 1-0 win over Rwanda in Kigali.
At least 30 people were killed and 350,000 displaced when torrential rains soaked much of West Africa, the United Nations said Friday.
Mad cow disease, SARS and now swine flu: Some diseases grab the headlines. But thousands of people worldwide suffer from very rare conditions, many of which few people have ever heard of.
Substitute Victor Obinna came off the bench to score twice as Nigeria beat Kenya 3-0 in Abuja, to claim their first victory in African World Cup qualifying Group B.
In an interview for African Voices, footballer Kanu tells CNN's Pedro Pinto about his dreams for playing in his last World Cup.
Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor returned from injury to score the winner as Togo rocked Cameroon 1-0 Saturday at the start of the final 2010 World Cup-African Nations Cup qualifying phase.
The leader of this week's coup in Guinea assured senior officials Thursday "they are safe," a journalist with the state-run newspaper told CNN.
A military junta that toppled Guinea's government announced its new leader Wednesday in a nationwide radio address.
The West African country of Guinea, reeling after the death of President Lansana Conte, is staring at the prospect of widespread political instability amid an apparent coup.
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba could be back in action on Wednesday, when Ivory Coast face Guinea in a friendly international at Chantilly. near Paris.
Liberia banned all food exports Monday, saying profiteers have been taking advantage of its cheap rice prices to truck the grain -- already in short supply in Liberia -- to neighboring countries to sell at higher prices
Anti-whaling protesters hurled containers of butyric acid at a Japanese whaling ship in Antarctic waters, injuring four crew members, a Japanese official said Monday.
Hosts Ghana overcame the sending-off of captain John Mensah to come from behind and beat Nigeria 2-1 to reach the semifinals of the African Nations Cup in Accra on Sunday.
Premier League pair Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari scored as Ghana progressed to the quarterfinals of the African Nations Cup as group winners following a 2-0 victory over Morocco.
ACCRA, Ghana -- The Ghanaian national team practices at the Elwak, a small stadium on a military base. Presumably, the army teams play here, while their generals watch from the leather recliners in the south stand. The grass is overgrown, like all the fields in Ghana, but the field is smooth and there's a tall, barbed-wire wall around the complex to keep the riffraff out.
Ghana need only a draw against Morocco on Monday to guarantee their quarterfinal berth at the African Nations Cup after Nottingham Forest striker Junior Agogo earned the hosts a 1-0 win over Namibia on Thursday.
ACCRA, Ghana -- "Oh!" That's what I found myself uttering again and again as the African Cup of Nations kicked off on Sunday.
For all the critters in the rainforests, oceans and jungles of the world, finding a mate isn't as simple as spending hours in the gym developing rock-hard abs or adding a $10,000 stereo system to your 1984 Camaro. Nope.
When it comes to parasites, it's all about perspective. You may call a lifetime of growing and feeding off another organism lazy, but we call it opportunistic. In fact, these life-sucking go-getters have managed to carve out some of the most ingenious survival strategies in the world.
As America's appetite for coke fades, Guinea Bissau has become a key transit point for Colombia's narco-traffickers with an eye on the growing European market
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Patrice Neveu has been named as the new coach of Togo, just two months after being sacked by Guinea.
Shady backroom deals. Gifts of expensive jewelry. Suitcases full of cash.
A young girl in Indonesia died of highly pathogenic bird flu last month, bringing the country's total number of confirmed H5N1 human cases to 30, the World Health Organization announced Tuesday.
Scientists say they have found a "Lost World" in an Indonesian mountain jungle, home to dozens of exotic new species of birds, butterflies, frogs and plants.
Senegal scored three goals in the last half-hour to beat surprise packages Guinea 3-2 in their African Nations Cup quarterfinal.
Senegal striker El Hadji Diouf is doubtful for Friday's African Nations Cup quarterfinal against Guinea.
Pascal Feindouno grabbed a last gasp winner to hand Guinea a 2-1 win over Zambia in their Group C African Nations Cup clash.
Nigeria and Senegal's places in the 2006 World Cup finals have been left in doubt after being held to draws in African qualifying on Sunday.
A plane operated by the Indonesian police has crashed into waters off the island of New Guinea, killing 15 people and critically injuring three others, a national police spokesman said.
Celtic defender Bobo Balde has signed a four-and-a-half year contract extension with the Scottish champions, ending several weeks of speculation over his future.
Four people died and eight were injured in a stadium crush after Togo's World Cup qualifier with Mali, a government statement said.
The polio outbreak that originated in northern Nigeria continues to infect new countries and threatens to become an epidemic across west and central Africa, health officials say.
Hosts Tunisia became the first side to qualify for the African Nations Cup quarterfinals with a 3-0 win on Wednesday over the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Cameroon, winners of the last two African Nations Cups, were held to a surprise 1-1 draw by outsiders Algeria as they began the defence of their crown on Sunday.
Lomana Lua Lua hopes to put a smile back on people's faces in war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo when his team launch their African Nations Cup bid.
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